Race Date: August 9th 2020
Entries Open: 1 January 2020
Entries Close: 5th August 2020
Courses: Marathon; Half Marathon
Entry Fees: All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
Attached Entry Fee: £28
Unattached Entry Fee: £33
All essential race information and further rules and regulations can be found Here (PDF)
2020 race rules
From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced by UKA and the wearing of headphones are not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic. As our races are held wholly on open roads the above rule will be applied and competitors not abiding by this rule will be disqualified and no time will be recorded. However, the wearing of ‘open ear’ headphones will be permitted in line with UKA rules.
Course information can be found here
Distances are marked at 1 mile intervals. The markers have been measured from the Marathon start line. For the Half Marathon therefore, these markers will each be 200 yards over-distance. The course has been measured by an England Athletics accredited measurer. Drinks stations are located at approximately 3 mile intervals.
Register online through My Race Results here
Marathon: The start point for the Marathon is on Mooragh Promenade, approx. 400 yards from Race HQ. There will be a 10 minute warning call for the 9:00 am start.
Half Marathon: The start point for the Half Marathon is on North Shore Road, approx 200 yards from Race HQ. There will be a 10 minute warning call for the 9:30 am start.
Race numbers will be allocated at the registration desk on the morning of race day from 07:30 am or Saturday 10th August between 10:00 – 12:00.
Please note that we do not send confirmation of entry or race numbers by post. Every year we have runners on to us the week before the race, worrying that they haven’t got their number by mail. The numbers are distributed on the morning of the race only. Entries to the race will be through My Race Results and confirmation of entries will be via an e-mail from My Race Results.
The races will be run over the Manx Northern course, starting and finishing in Ramsey. The race HQ will be at the Ballacloan Stadium, North Shore Road, Ramsey, where there are changing and toilet and shower facilities.
There will be special buses to transport you to and from the race venue in Ramsey at a cost of £10.00 per person. They depart from the Sea Terminal, Douglas Promenade at 07:20. There is no charge for the return journey and the buses will leave Ramsey after the prize presentation and buffet at approx. 14:00 and 15:15 p.m.
The fee for this bus must be paid in advance and no bookings or payments are taken on the day. You will be offered the option of booking a seat on the bus when making your race entry on the My Race Results website.If your support team prefer to have an extra hour in bed, they can catch a public bus to Ramsey which leaves from Douglas, Lord Street about 09:15 and arrives in Ramsey at 10:05 – giving them plenty of time to see you finish. Please check times on the Bus Vannin section of www.gov.im
Parking is not permitted inside stadium or alongside the gates on the stadium side of the road outside. Adequate spaces should be available on the Promenade or in the free car park on the far side of the adjacent Mooragh Park – just 2 minutes walk from the stadium.
Clothing and Displaying Race Numbers
This event is run under the UKA Club rules (licence number: 2018-32242) and competitors must wear at least vest and shorts. Your race number must be clearly displayed on the chest and must NOT be cut, folded or concealed in any way.
Veterans’ awards in both races, and for both sexes, will be in accordance with the attached Awards List. Any veteran finishing in the open race in a position that would render him/her eligible for two awards (for example, 2nd overall and 1st Veteran over 40) will receive both awards.
Results are published on this website shortly after the race